import sys from PyQt4.QtCore import * from PyQt4.QtGui import * from PyQt4.QtWebKit import * class Render(QWebPage): def __init__(self, urls, cb): self.app = QApplication(sys.argv) QWebPage.__init__(self) self.loadFinished.connect(self._loadFinished) self.urls = urls self.cb = cb self.crawl() self.app.exec_() def crawl(self): if self.urls: url = self.urls.pop(0) print 'Downloading', url self.mainFrame().load(QUrl(url)) else: self.app.quit() def _loadFinished(self, result): frame = self.mainFrame() url = str(frame.url().toString()) html = frame.toHtml() self.cb(url, html) self.crawl() def scrape(url, html): pass # add scraping code here urls = ['http://webscraping.com', 'http://webscraping.com/blog'] r = Render(urls, cb=scrape)
This is a simple solution that will keep all HTML in memory, which is not practical for large crawls. For large crawls you should save the results to disk. I use the pdict module for this.
Updated script to take a callback for processing the download immediately and avoid storing in memory.
Source code is available at my bitbucket account.